HOME OF THE ORIGINAL POOL ROOM SLAW.
Honey’s Restaurant entered into business at this very location in 1923. The business, started by Weston James Stubblefield, began as a Pool Hall with a very diminutive menu. Because of the small menu, Mr. Stubblefield had time to make and perfect the current main attraction, the “Original” Pool Room Slaw.
During World War II, several bases were located near the Fayetteville area. Many military personnel frequently visited Honey’s to enjoy the many pool matches and the always great hamburgers. The “Slawburgers“, as the hamburgers were now being called, had become a legend truly by “word-of-mouth”. After the war, many of those same military personnel have returned and shared stories about this era of Honeys.
Honey’s grew in size and reputation, and the restaurant became the place where farmers, locals, and businessmen entertained guests and friends. Local customers have grown up in Honey’s through the years and some remember the “good ole days” when a slawburger was only a dime, a game of pool was a nickel, and an argument might have well been settled with a pool stick. These people, their children, their grandchildren, and their friends have made dining at Honey’s a tradition and have kept Honeys thriving for these many years.
Honey’s is proud of its history and has tried to preserve this landmark, thus the Pool Room Slaw has remained unchanged. The Pool Room Slaw has been often imitated, but never duplicated, truly making Honeys Pool Room Slaw, the “Original”.
Honeys remained in operation under Weston James Stubblefield until 1969. At that time, Raymond Honey, Mr. Stubblefield’s son-in-law became a third generation to run the business and did so until 1977. The torch was then passed on to a fourth generation, another father and son team. Melvin and Lee McAlister. In 2006, Melvin retired, and Lee bought Honeys and became sole owner. Lee as the existing owner and operator, strives to continue the tradition of fine foods and good atmosphere. He is making sure Honeys meets the future with progress and growth, while remembering the history and the many fine people that make Honey’s unique.